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Summer Moments - Avoca Beach Picture Theatre

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Summer Moments is our 16 page magazine that we publish annually to let our patrons and potential patrons know about the great events that we have coming up at Avoca Beach Picture Theatre through summer. Please share this magazine with your friends so they might be able to come along to our French or Italian night, our surf or pop culture night, or many other great events.

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Souvenir Program

Cultural Events � International Nights � Great Films

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� Best Regional Independent Cinema Australia �

Phone: 4382 1777 � 69 Avoca Drive, Avoca Beach �


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Avoca Beach Picture Theatre began in 1948 in the front gardens of brothers Mervyn and Norman Hunter to raise funds to build the Avoca Beach rock pool and continued as a very welcome part of community life.

Projecting through a hole made in Norman’s garage wall onto a homemade screen, people brought cushions to soften the wooden benches. The candybar was under Mervyn’s home and when it rained, everyone tumbled onto the verandah for shelter to continue watching the film!

At a time when so many suburbs had their own cinema - 27 cinemas on the Coast - the brothers decided that a multi purpose permanent structure was needed, and the Theatre was built. It included not only the 500 seat cinema but also a Commonwealth Bank and a real estate office. The Theatre operated on Saturdays and during the school holidays, never being open on a Sunday as it was used to hold both Catholic and

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Presbyterian services. The Theatre adapted as times required, with the inclusion of a souvenir and gift shop from the 60’s and a café from the early ‘80’s, which continue to this day.

Avoca Beach Picture Theatre is still owned and run by the same family who arrived in Avoca in 1932. Under the care of Norman and Beth Hunter, the Theatre has partnered with the community to raise over $2 million for charity in the past 7 years and has been recognised with 4 prestigious National Awards for Best Regional Cinema in Australia and additionally has been awarded Regional and State Tourism Awards for excellence.

Making Happy Memories for 65 Years

WelcomeWelcome to Summer Moments, our souvenir booklet covering the colourful events happening at Avoca Beach Picture Theatre these summer holidays.

From world renown live performers, the best of the new release films, international evenings including French, Italian, Spanish and our new Jewish evenings, cultural evenings, family fun days and surf films. Incredible cultural events with operas from the New York Met, ballets from the Bolshoi and live stage shows on screen from London’s National Theatre and Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre, the Avoca Beach Picture Theatre brings life affirming films and events to the Central Coast.

It’s all happening at Avoca Beach this summer - and you are very welcome!

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French Night Friday 27th December at 7:30pm

$26.50 Allocated Seats

Beginning with canapés and bubbly served by candlelight under the stars, then into the Theatre to be amazed by the international performer French mime Leo Bonne, whose comedic antics will have you in stitches!

Our French film is one of love, with a good dollop of French comedic timing! FLY ME TO THE MOON is a French love story with a very funny twist! Diane Kruger is trying too hard to get Danny Boone, one of France’s most successful comic actors, to fall in love with her. But why? And what will be the outcome? Great performances make for a lively evening for your enjoyment.

Trivia questions will be rewarded with prizes from French restaurant L’isle de France.




On a lazy summer day, sit under the shady umbrellas in Avoca Beach Picture Theatre

garden and enjoy fare from our café

With locally wood fired, freshly roasted coffee, a huge selection of teas, great wines,

beers and bubblies as well as something sweet to nibble on, our cafe is a peaceful

place to enjoy the moment

L’isle de FranceFrench Restaurant

1/150 Terrigal Dr, TerrigalReservations: 4382 8600


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Australia’s darling of the flute, Jane Rutter, will transport us to Paris in an intimate performance, sharing personal anecdotes and delicious French music and poetry from ‘La Belle Époque’ to the present day in her show French Kiss: An Australian in Paris.

Internationally acclaimed free spirit classical flautist, Jane captures the depth of sensuality with her flute. Renowned for her classical, multi-media and cabaret performances, she has taken classical music to places previously unheard of, with the consequence the name Jane Rutter is associated with the best flute music around the world.

When Jane Rutter plays not only is it beautiful flute music - every person listening feels truly embraced. Her flute declares itself in a sensual, passionate statement; her musical instrument becomes a fully expressive voice, ranging from haunting, meditative to uplifting and joyous.

Jane is accompanied by brilliant pianist Vincent Colagiuri who is widely known as a conductor and piano soloist. He has performed in many major musicals including The Phantom of the Opera, Showboat, Les Misérables, Annie, Oliver, Mamma Mia, Lion King and the list continues.

French Kiss: An Australian in Paris

Early Bird Tickets: $39.50

Australia’s favourite flautist

Friday 3rd January at 7:30pm

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Tuesday 7th Jan at 7:45pm

*Souvenir program included

$25Adults $23Seniors


Back by Audience Demand

French Kiss: An Australian in Paris

Early Bird Tickets: $39.50

Australia’s favourite flautist

Friday 3rd January at 7:30pm

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Italian NightFriday 10th January at 7:30pm$26.50 Allocated Seats

Enjoy tasty Italian finger food and drinks on the lawn before lavish Italian entertainment from Graziano Ferreri who has performed alongside artists Marcia Hines, Renee Geyer, Leo Sayer and many more. Graziano touches the hearts with his passion, smooth voice and vocal diversity, transporting us to the sunny shores of Italy.

Then we have a hilarious perspective on family, love and relationships in the Italian Festival favourite WOMEN DRIVE ME CRAZY, in which the long-suffering Andrea tries to hide his family of seven overbearing women in order to win the heart of the lovely Giulia. Awkward situations and ridiculous moments collide without respite in this riotous romp of one man battling the formidable women in his life.

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Family Fun DayWednesday 15th January at 11am$12.50 single - $40 Family of four

A day full of fun where little munchkins explore their creative side with plaster painting, craft and jumping castles! For the grown-ups – coffee, cake and some much deserved R & R.

Top this off with the wow and wonder of Lewis the Magician on stage. His interactive show is crafted to build anticipation and awe, leaving the children surprised and curious - just how did that magic happen?

Then be taken to another time and place with the beautiful children’s classic THE PRINCESS BRIDE, a story of love and adventure, cherished by boys and girls across generations. This beloved classic fairytale begins with a grandfather reading his favorite book “The Princess Bride” to his hard-to-impress grandson, and ends with the grandson asking him to read it again! Adults love it too!

Jewish NightThursday 16th January at 7:30pm - $26.50

This is our very first Jewish Night - one full of laughs with a very Jewish flavour of fun! Following Jewish nibbles, we will delight in the vibrant Jewish performer Miriam Waks who sings in 14 languages and performs around the world. She will be singing famous Jewish songs accompanied by our grand piano.

Our film for the night is the comedy HUNTING ELEPHANTS, a box office hit in Israel and full of laughs about some old men who plan to rob a bank! Patrick Stewart nearly steals the show with his pompous, aristocratic thespian ‘What’s my motivation?’ he asks as they’re plotting the bank heist, and ‘You promised me a monologue!’ Some of his scenes from Hunting Elephants have become youtube hits and you will certainly see why on the night!



69 Avoca Drive Avoca Beach - Phone: 4382 1777

Vibrant Vocal Duo With

Miriam WaksThe Hilarious Heist Movie

Hunting Elephants

Thursday 16th Januaryfrom 7:30pm - Only $26.50

Jewish Finger Foodand Wine

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Simon TedeschiKevin Hunt& I want toplay like Him

Sunday January 19th at 7:30pm Tickets: $35

Simon Tedeschi & Kevin Hunt are back at Avoca Beach Picture Theatre by audience demand - two amazing pianists on our two beautiful concert grand pianos. They’ve been performing together to great acclaim, transcending genre, stirring classical, swing and jazz into an exciting mix with music from Bach to Duke Ellington with classical and jazz greats such as Shostakovich, Debussy, Fats Waller, Brubeck and Oscar Peterson. Simon is the master of Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue which, with maestros Simon and Kevin performing

together, is taken to a whole new level.

When Simon and Kevin connect they weave music that is exhilarating, playful and heartfelt - a joyous and dynamic journey.

This will be an afternoon of magic – two of Australia’s finest pianists together bringing us music to stir the soul, as they perform in tandem on our two beautiful pianos. Sit close as sparks of genius fly from their hands and shower on the very appreciative audience.

Sunday January 19th at 3:00pm Tickets: $35

I want to play like him

Simon TedeschiKevin Hunt


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Relax with a light Luncheon,

Rodric White on our Grand Piano

and Judi Dench in Philomena

Wednesday 22nd Jan at 11:30am

Just $18.50 Bookings Essential

69 Avoca Drive, Avoca Beach - Phone: 4382 1777

Pop Culture NightTuesday 21st January at 8pm (stalls) - $16.50

Truly one of the most under-rated films of the 80’s, MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE is back for a one off Pop Culture Night.

See Dolph Lundgren as He-Man as he battles the dark lord Skeletor played by Frank Lagella, on the planet Eternia. Planet Eternia is in the aftermath of Skeletor’s war on Castle Greyskull, which he won by using the Cosmic Key. Now prince turned warrior He-Man is the only one that can stop Skeletor!

Come along from 8pm to see toys and collectables from 2nd Childhood Toys and Collectables, with a great range from much loved cartoons, pop culture films and more. The film, MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE, starts at 9pm. Prizes on the night for best dressed.

Beach Front Alfresco Dining or Take Away

02 4381 0600On the Beach - Opposite the surf club

Open Until 8pm 7 Days a WeekPlease do not confuse us

with the adjoining cafeLive music every Sunday & Thursday 5:30pm

BYO always welcome


The Place For Fish & Chips

Simon TedeschiKevin Hunt& I want toplay like Him

Sunday January 19th at 7:30pm Tickets: $35

Sunday January 19th at 3:00pm Tickets: $35

I want to play like him

Simon TedeschiKevin Hunt


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Spanish NightFriday 24th January at 7:30pm - $26.50

Olay! Candlelit Tapas and Sangria; Live Flamenco Guitar and Flamenco Dancing and a sumptuous Spanish film… Yes, it’s our very popular Spanish Night!

Brilliant solo Flamenco Guitarist Damian Wright returns with Flamenco Dancer Jessica Statham who together won the Sydney Fringe Festival. With great emotion, technique and flair they take you to a crescendo of Spanish emotion. Following is the much anticipated Spanish film entrant for this year’s Oscars, BLANCANIEVES. This multi award winning new silent, black-and-white film is an extravagant reinvention of Snow White that revels in the melodramatic filmmaking of cinema’s Golden Age. Laced with a gleeful sense of high camp and high tragedy, BLANCANEIVES is a dizzying, charming and entirely unique take on one of our most beloved stories.

Bogan NightSun 26th January at 8pm $28.50 Includes Australia Day BBQMulti-award winning musician and writer of laugh-out-loud bestselling books Dorian Mode has just completed his doctorate on Bogans! Birthed from these unique insights and his love of fine music is his hilarious Bogan Night: an exploration of all things ‘bogan’ told through surreal yarns and song. Dorian’s sublimely smooth music combines with his wry lyrics for songs like ‘Moonlight In The Shire’, ‘Caravanistan’, ‘I’m Too Poor To Be Thin’ and ‘She Said Goodbye In Budgewoi. ’ Dorian is joined by Andrew Wilkie on vibraphone who performs with greats such as Jose Feliciano, James Morrison, Jimmy Little and Jane Rutter as well as composing the score for the most successful ever Australian theatrical export. They are clearly enjoying the results as are their fun loving audiences! You will laugh out loud!

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Colourful, funky and fair trade

Recycled, hand made and natural.

at Erina Fair and Avoca Beach Picture Theatre

The Outlook Cabana is luxury accommodation, ideal for couples,

on the Central Coast.The venue is also suited to private events

such as an elite wedding reception.

THE OUTLOOK CABANAPh: (02) 4384 4852 and 0427 189 567256 Scenic Highway, Terrigal /Avoca Beach

Email: [email protected]

Facebook: The Outlook Cabana - Instagram #the_outlookcabana



New Season2013-2014Tickets $25 Adults $23 Seniors *Allocated Seating












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A Trip to New Orleans Friday 28th March at 7:30pm - $32.50

SIMON TEDESCHI Playing Gershwinfor his 116th Birthday

Sunday 28th September at 3pm

Early bird ticket price: $32.50Photo by: John Flick

90th Birthday

Live show with Janet Seidel and the film Young at Heart

Friday 4th April at 7pm Tickets $28.50


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One of Canada’s most exciting young pianists Avan Yu

Saturday 22nd March at 3pm

Adults: $35 - Seniors: $28Concessions: $25Students/Children: $25

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For some people, their lives simply shine. One such person is the extraordinary virtuoso pianist David Helfgott whose life was portrayed in the Oscar winning film SHINE. When David plays the piano, the world seems to hold its breath. Nothing seems to matter but the music. The world is a better place. This concert is an opportunity to get up close to the music and the man who has captivated the world with his astonishing gift in the intimate Avoca Beach Picture Theatre venue.

David brings his shining pianistic wizardry once again to Avoca Beach Picture Theatre. David will play a selection of the great romantic works by Rachmaninov, Liszt Beethoven and Chopin as well as his dazzling interpretation of Rimsky-Korsakov’s, The Flight of the Bumblebee.

Multi award winning international pianist and composer Yantra de Vilder shares her unbridled creativity with poetic piano improvisations set to stunning and fluid images. Yantra works around the world and has recently returned to her Avoca home.

Yantra de VilderDavid Helfgott

Sunday 16th March at 2pm


Tickets from $49

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